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Easy Smoky Snack Mix

Easy Smoky Snack Mix – a buttery, crunchy treat  singed with a spice mix that will be a family favorite. Make this addictive snack recipe in large batches as it will go fast!

Easy Smoky Snack Mix - a buttery, crunchy treat  singed with a spice mix that will soon be a family favorite. Make this addictive snack recipe in large batches because it will go fast!

I love anything with bold flavor, and Easy Smoky Snack Mix does not disappoint.  Around our house, if the food is bland, the dish get a big thumbs down so I ramp up the flavor where ever I can! This recipe gets it’s name from the Smoked Paprika, with an assist  by a big, bold flavor hit from Ancho Chili Powder. The combination is delicious!

If you like really bold flavor, but not the spice, give my Bold Snack Mix recipe a try. Just as delicious, just less heat! Either way, snack mix like this is my go-to recipe for parties, tailgating or potlucks. Everyone enjoys snack mix, even if they are the culprit who only likes to pick out the nuts!

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5 TIPS FOR THE BEST SMOKY SNACK MIX

  • Unsalted butter works best for this recipe. Adding salted butter may make the snack mix too salty.
  • Use only dry spices with the butter. The oven time is not long enough to evaporate excess moisture and can leave the snack mix soggy.
  • While almonds were tested with this recipe, your favorite hard nuts can be substituted.
  • The snack mix may seem soft when first out of the oven, but will firm up as the mix cools.
  • For easy clean-up, don’t skip lining the sheet pan with parchment. The butter and spices may be difficult to scrub of once heated.
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Smoky Snack Mix

Smoky Snack Mix – a buttery, crunchy treat  singed with a spice mix that will soon be a family favorite. Make this addictive snack recipe in large batches because it will go fast!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 277kcal

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rice cereal squares
  • 2 cups corn snack chips
  • 2 cups bite-size white cheddar crackers
  • 2 cups mini pretzel twists
  • 1 cup roasted almonds
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together cereal, corn snacks, crackers, pretzels and almonds.
  • To a small bowl, add melted butter. Whisk in spices to combine.
  • Drizzle butter mixture over snack mix, folding mix over as you drizzle to coat. Keep gently folding, bringing up mix from the bottom.
  • Transfer snack mix to baking pan, spreading out into a single layer.
  • Bake on center tack of oven for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on baking sheet.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Notes

Substitute your favorite hard nuts for the almonds.
 
Nutrition Facts
Smoky Snack Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 339mg15%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Easy Smoky Snack Mix - a buttery, crunchy treat  singed with a spice mix that will soon be a family favorite. Make this addictive snack recipe in large batches because it will go fast!

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